Candy

Feel like a kid in a candy store with these sweet recipes! From chocolate fudge to brittles, clusters to nougets, and everything in between and beyond, find recipes for your favorite candies. Perfect for parties, personal treats or a homemade gift, you'll be sure to make every sweet tooth scream with delight!

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Chocolate Bark Recipes

If you have a long gift list but are short on time, you’re barking up the right tree. Rustic hunks of chocolate bark are utterly easy to make, endlessly adaptable, and just plain fun.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.61 stars
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Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.

Peanut Brittle

Rating: 3.33 stars
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A picture of salty-sweet perfection, brittle is surprisingly easy to make. Serve it alongside coffee or tea for dessert, and save any leftovers for snacking. Peanuts make a classic brittle, but you can substitute cashews or almonds instead.

Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar

No-bake, vegan, gluten-free—this decadent dessert has a lot going for it. Dark chocolate is layered with a crunchy-chewy mixture of walnuts, dates, and peanut butter in a loaf pan, then finished with more nuts and flaky salt.

Candied Lemon Slices

Rating: 3.06 stars
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These tart treats go perfectly with Lemon Crepes and make beautiful garnishes for our Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.

Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Pie

Our recipe tester's grandmother Josephine Rege has been making her version of lemon angel pie for more than 60 years. We updated her recipe, and the result became an instant Martha (and test-kitchen) favorite.This recipe is one of our Better Basics: 10 New Takes on Family Favorites, see the others.

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Pulling off a homemade marshmallow recipe is easier than you think. This recipe gives you perfectly gooey marshmallows. Sandwich it into a s'more, or just dip your marshmallow in hot chocolate. Friends will definitely want to know where you found the recipe!

Candied Lemon Zest

Use this candied lemon zest to decorate our Frozen Lemon Mousse.

Candied Citrus Peel

Rating: 3.17 stars
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Serve as a sweet finish to a meal; dip into melted semisweet chocolate, let set, then pack as a gift; or finely chop and stir into muffin batter or scone dough.

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Bark

The slight bitterness of orange zest and a sprinkling of salt round out the richness of the chocolate and hazelnuts.

Fruit Jellies

Rating: 3.81 stars
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These colorful fruit jellies are simple to make and fun to eat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Chocolate Truffle Recipes That Make Perfectly Sweet Gifts

If you have never made truffles before, give it a try -- you'll be surprised by how easy it is. Have fun and be creative in choosing the flavorings and coatings for your own personalized chocolate truffles.